Rachele Bertani

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From 1966 to 1991 91 cases of bites due to mygalomorph spiders were recorded at the Hospital Vital Brazil, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil, representing less than 1% of all spider bites. The diagnosis was confirmed by positive identification of the spider involved. Envenoming is generally mild, the main symptom is local pain, and there is minor oedema(More)
Technology-supported training is emerging as a solution to support therapists in their efforts providing high-intensity, repetitive, and task-specific treatment, in order to enhance the recovery process. The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of different robotic devices (end-effector and exoskeleton robots) in comparison with any other type(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the reliability of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) in estimating total body water (TBW) and extracellular water (ECW) in elderly patients suffering from congestive heart failure (CHF). MATERIAL AND METHODS In 72 elderly subjects, 34 with CHF (aged 83.9+/-6.9 years) and 38 healthy controls (78.7+/-7.5 years), TBW and ECW(More)
Effects of robot-assisted upper limb rehabilitation in stroke patients: a systematic review with meta-analysis Rachele Bertani, Corrado Melegari, Maria C. De Cola, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò (Italy) DOI 10.1007/s10072-017-2995-5 Technology-supported training is emerging as a solution to support therapists in their efforts(More)
The case of a girl with Seckel syndrome, born of an epileptic mother who was taking anticonvulsant drugs, is reported. The patient, admitted to our clinic for short stature, presented some signs of Seckel syndrome: microcephaly, a "bird headed" profile with receding chin and forehead and large beaked nose. Microcephaly and a low birth weight are present in(More)
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